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Renovate America launches online solar, home improvement marketplace

The financing provider is joining at least two other online solar marketplaces, in a new way to sell residential solar

Rocky Mountain Institute issues guide for greener cities

The RMI handbook provides a template to reduce and eliminate cities’ carbon footprints, including solar implementation strategies and examples.

510 MW of solar contracts awarded in Georgia

The three projects that won through Georgia Power’s large-scale renewable energy program came in at an average of $36 per megawatt-hour.

More states use solar plants to protect bumble bee populations

Following dire reports of bee-colony collapses in recent years, at least three new solar sites in Florida and Maryland are trying to provide safe havens for these critical links in the food chain.

Water still wet: Financial concerns drive decision to go solar

A new survey of 2,666 homeowners confirms that potential savings on electricity costs drive decisions to go solar, but also notes the importance of referrals.

Sunrun surpasses Tesla/SolarCity in the third party solar market

According to numbers crunched by GTM Research, Sunrun supplied a larger volume of solar leases and PPAs than SolarCity, and if current trajectories continue will have a larger presence in the residential market in 2018 if not sooner.

Oregon governor says new homes must be solar ready by 2020

Commercial builders, don’t worry: Governor Kate Brown didn’t forget about you. All new-build commercial buildings will have to be solar ready by 2022.

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Broadening clean energy deployment: Jigar Shah on Generate Capital

In this interview Jigar Shah talks about his firm Generate Capital and its mission to bring funding to previously overlooked but promising clean energy technologies.

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California’s big utilities to reach 50% renewable energy in 2020

PG&E, SDG&E and SCE are expecting to meet the state’s ambitious 50% target 10 years early, with contract prices for utility-scale solar projects falling to below $30/megawatt-hour (MWh).

Community battery systems? Yep – if Colorado co-op’s pilot succeeds

The idea of community solar has been largely accepted by both the industry and public alike. Could purchasing part of a backup battery system be far behind?

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